Sven Erik Bystrøm wins men's under 23 world title

Norway's Sven Erik Bystrøm wins the men's under 23 world championship road race after a solo breakaway

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Sven Erik Bystrøm of Norway took victory at the under 23 world championship road race on Friday after launching a solo attack 4km from the finish.

Bystrom, who will join Team Katusha next year, attacked from the main bunch on the summit of the final climb and managed to hold off counter attacks until the finish on the final lap of the 18km circuit in Ponferrada.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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